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iPad doodle meet expressive arts (or what’s that weird stuff in your head?)

January 9, 2011

Yesterday, I posted my first doodle/sketch/painting with the iPad ArtRage app. One way to experiment with materials (even virtual ones) is to know what you want to do and attempt to do it. That’s what I did yesterday.

Another way to experiment is to plunk the materials onto the page and mash them around and see what they give you. That’s what I did today. In fact, I turned to my expressive arts background for the freedom to play, to make something that looks like nothing. As I worked some interesting things emerged and some messes were created. That’s the way it goes.

In the blending of shades of purple, I noticed something that looked like a rabbit. (Looking at messes of blended color can be like lying on your back in the grass and finding shapes in the clouds.) And I noticed something that looked like a wolf. So I traced around them with “ink,” and named the piece “Dream with wolf and rabbit.”

I didn’t really have a dream with wolf and rabbit, at least not in the way you’d think, with sleep and everything. However, I do like to imagine this as a different sort of dreaming.

Here’s the piece:

  1. January 9, 2011 10:19 am

    Love the colours; love what you are doing. The picture would make an interesting prompt…

  2. January 9, 2011 10:21 am

    I agree – the colors and clarity are great.

  3. January 9, 2011 10:44 am

    This is fabulous. I love the colors, too, and the shapes.

    (Did you know the Year of the Rabbit starts 2/3?)

  4. January 9, 2011 10:54 am

    This is very cool – I love the skull-like images and then the fuzzy bursts of purple that look like brains are the spaces that hold the animal images.

  5. January 9, 2011 8:53 pm

    How fun! I wish I had more artistic skill/talent…but maybe I’d just have fun playing around with this is an unskilled fashion :).


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